Abet and Aid Punsters Day
Don't blame them, they can't help themselves. They're punsters. They will take any opportunity provided to them to turn an innocent and unsuspecting phrase into a painful and tortured pun. They're not all bad, even writer Henry David Thoreau was fond of puns and word play. On Abet and Aid Punsters Day Punsters Unlimited encourages you to laugh not groan at the punsters around you. Find a pun at Pun of the Day and join the fun.
Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
Start with fresh garlic and the rest is easy. While the word "pungent" sounds like a negative food descriptor, it's not. Pungent, along with sweet, sour, salty, bitter and astringent, is one of the six tastes of food, according to Eat Taste Heal. Examples of pungent foods include garlic, which can be made into a tasty rub for any type of meat. Onions, chili peppers, ginger, black pepper and cayenne pepper are also considered pungent. These foods can be warming and are good for you.
"Onions, like garlic, are members of the Allium family, and both are rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects" according to World's Healthiest Foods. Enjoy Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes or Ginger-Apple-Glazed Chicken for dinner.
X-Ray Discovery Day
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but accidents are the father. While experimenting with vacuum tubes, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered X-rays according to NASA. Although he was not technically the first to observe X-rays he was the first one to observe and successfully repeat the process and therefore gets the credit. Other inventions that were created by accident according to Forbes include corn flakes, Ivory soap, chewing gum and potato chips.
Gordon Ramsay's Birthday
In honor of the chef from "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef," treat your kitchen well today. Gordon Ramsay hammers cooking show contestants with tough love and saves his TLC for his signature dishes. He's tried to help many wayward and distraught restaurateurs save their businesses. Ramsay was born on Nov. 8, 1966, in Glasgow, Scotland. In honor of his birthday:
* Clean out your refrigerator and toss any unidentifiable foods.
* Shop for fresh and local foods.
* Try your hand at making a risotto, a signature dish from Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen."